In celebration of National Library Week (April 4-10), we decided to tell you a little bit about our libraries. All images can be clicked to read a description.
Happy National Library Week! Did you know we have two libraries in the museum? The Lansing Library is used for research more than anything else. We have volunteers here Tuesday – Friday that help fulfill research requests that come in to the museum. This library is open to the public by appointment only for the purpose of researching people, places, things and events in Coos County. Bonus – we have got one stellar view.
The Lansing Archives is our second library. It is not for public use and it is climate controlled. We store photos (which have been scanned into our database), maps, and books, among other things. Most of the books in our collection can be found in the public libraries (Oregon history starts with number 979.5 in the Dewey Decimal System). The items found in the Lansing Archives are mostly used to help with exhibits or special research requests that come in. On occasion they are used by the public (by appointment only) with the help of volunteers in the Lansing Library, but not without gloves!